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David Mark - Author

About the Author

David Mark was a journalist for over fifteen years, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post in its Hull office. Original Skin is his second novel, and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed bestselling debut and 2012 Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Dark Winter. He lives in Lincolnshire with his family.

 

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Featured books by David Mark

Original Skin

Original Skin

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

He squints his eyes against the glare on the glossy page. Knows, even before the image swims into focus, that the picture will be of a skinny young man with peacock feathers on his back, and a fleshy girl with blossoms and lilies upon her shoulder. Simon Appleyard and Suzie Devlin are two pleasure seekers defined by their flamboyant tattoos. Their lust for life is matched only by their hunger for taboo pleasures - a lifestyle that has just made them the deadliest enemy imaginable. DS Aector McAvoy has been a marked man all his life. A policeman with scars to his body and career, his fate will become linked with that of Simon and Suzie as painfully and intricately as tattooed markings on virgin skin.

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Other books by David Mark

Cold Bones The 8th DS McAvoy Novel

Cold Bones The 8th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

It's the coldest winter in Hull for years. When McAvoy is told by a concerned stranger that an elderly woman hasn't been seen for a few days, he goes to check on her - only to find her in the bath, encased in ice: the heating off; the windows open; the whole house frozen over. It could be a macabre accident, but McAvoy senses murder. Someone watched her die. As he starts to uncover the victim's story and her connections to a lost fishing trawler, his boss Trish is half a world away, investigating a mysterious death in Iceland. Hull and Iceland have traditionally been united by fishing - in this case, they are linked by a secret concealed for half a century, and a series of brutal killings that have never been connected. Until now - when the secrets of the dead have returned to prey on the living. PRAISE FOR DAVID MARK 'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail 'Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.' Peter James 'Aficionados of the grittiest, most trenchant fare love Mark's copper Aector McAvoy, who customarily moves in a darkly realised Hull.' Financial Times

Scorched Earth The 7th DS McAvoy Novel

Scorched Earth The 7th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2019

Detective McAvoy investigates a murder and a missing person case in this dark and compelling thriller, for fans of Stuart MacBride and Peter May. The police think Crystal Heathers isn't missing. The trainee detective assigned to the case isn't so sure. McAvoy thinks someone was being held at the derelict building where they just found a body pinned to the wall...and that all the signs point to it being a little girl. But why would anyone not report a kidnapping? And how far would someone go to get revenge? The case will test McAvoy to breaking point - as the crimes of the present lead him to a final violent confrontation with an enemy from his own past.

Original Skin The 2nd DS McAvoy Novel

Original Skin The 2nd DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

THEIR SINS WILL SEAL THEIR FATE - THE FOLLOW UP TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING DARK WINTER, AND BOOK TWO IN THE DS AECTOR MCAVOY SERIES. Suzie Devlin lived for pleasure - until her best friend Simon was murdered. Now Suzie seems to be in the killer's sights... Who wants her dead? And why? She's done nothing wrong... except, perhaps, get involved with the wrong person. DS Aector McAvoy has been a marked man all his life. He knows how one misstep can put you in harm's way. He's determined to protect Suzie, even if it means inviting danger to come to him... In a dark world of sin and retribution, he will stand against a killer to save a life. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the third instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Sorrow Bound...

Dark Winter The 1st DS McAvoy Novel

Dark Winter The 1st DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING RICHARD & JUDY PICK AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING SENSATION. MEET DS AECTOR MCAVOY, AND BEGIN DAVID MARK'S ADDICTIVE CRIME SERIES. DS Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves, a good man among the lazy and corrupt. Then on a cold day in December he is the first cop on the scene when a young girl is killed in Hull's historic church - and the only one to see the murderer. A masked man, with tears in his eyes... When two more seemingly unconnected people die, the police must work quickly. Only McAvoy can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God - and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the second instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Original Skin...

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

DS AECTOR MCAVOY BOOK FOUR: TAKING PITY TAKES READERS FURTHER ONTO THE RICHARD & JUDY FEATURING, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING STREETS OF HULL. DS Aector McAvoy's family is in hiding. He has lost his way. His boss Trish Pharaoh gives him a distraction in the form of an old case. The Winn family was killed forty years ago: were the police right about who pulled the trigger? But McAvoy's enemies - the ruthless criminal organisation known as the Headhunters - are pitiless. They plan to take everything from those that stand in their way. And his cold case is strangely linked with the fire that's about to rain down on Hull... When McAvoy confronts the worst of killers and sinners, not everyone will escape unscathed. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the fifth instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Dead Pretty...

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

'Effortlessly blends the brutal and the tender, the dark and the light. Aector McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark.' Mick Herron, author of Dead Lions DS Aector McAvoy's brother-in-law Valentine is missing. In New York City, half the world away. And the two men he travelled with have just been found in an open grave upstate: one dead, one as good as. McAvoy doesn't believe Valentine killed them. He does believe he's in trouble. And so he follows him to New York, determined to find out what happened. But Valentine is in more danger than McAvoy could have imagined. And McAvoy's walking into it right after him: into the darkness of murder, revenge, and a forty-year-old crime...

Sorrow Bound The 3rd DS McAvoy Novel

Sorrow Bound The 3rd DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED - THE THIRD DS AECTOR MCAVOY THRILLER FROM THE RICHARD & JUDY FEATURING, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING AUTHOR OF DARK WINTER. Philippa Longman did what we all aim to do. She did the right thing. She's about to pay for it with her life... DS McAvoy has spent his career playing by the rules. He has the scars to show for it. And his latest case will take him into a world in which good intentions make no difference to those with a thirst for revenge... Where ruthless killers go to any lengths to get their way... And where the most powerful thing anyone can do is stand firm against the darkness. Hooked on Hull? Then check out the fourth instalment in the DS McAvoy series, Taking Pity...

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Two men are taken into the woods. Forced to dig their own graves. But one of them survives the gunshot... The two men travelled from Ireland to America with another man, now missing, presumed guilty. His name is Valentine Teague. Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter - and DS Aector McAvoy's brother in law. Back home, Val's being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York. If McAvoy doesn't find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire. Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined. New York City is a different world, with different rules. Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafias old and new, and the culmination of a crime forty years in the making. All McAvoy can do is the right thing. Even if it kills him...

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Cruel Mercy The 6th DS McAvoy Novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Three Irishmen went to America. One's dead. One's as good as. One is missing... The missing man is Valentine Teague. Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter - and DS Aector McAvoy's brother in law. Back home, Val's being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York. If McAvoy doesn't find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire. Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined. New York City is a different world, with different rules. Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafias old and new, and the culmination of a crime forty years in the making. All McAvoy can do is the right thing. Even if it kills him...

Fire of Lies

Fire of Lies

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

A gripping new short story in the DS McAvoy series by David Mark, bestselling author of the Richard & Judy pick DARK WINTER. Eight months ago, there was a body in the barrel. Now there's just a mess.DS Aector McAvoy's latest case is proving a hard one to crack.Back in November, Paul Rouse was shot, welded into a beer barrel and sent floating down the Humber. The barrel's been traced to riverside pub The Trawl. It's the kind of place where the locals have plenty of secrets to keep. None of them are talking.To anyone else, the case would be a dead end.But McAvoy always finds a way...Fire of Lies introduces gentle giant McAvoy, his fierce boss Trish, and characters you'd only ever meet in a David Mark novel. It's Hullishly good.

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

The fifth novel in the DS McAvoy series by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson. Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means... DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.

Erbarme dich unser. McAvoys vierter Fall

Erbarme dich unser. McAvoys vierter Fall

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2016

Seit dem Anschlag auf Detective Aector McAvoys Familie lebt seine Frau Roisin getrennt von ihm in einem Versteck. McAvoy kummert sich hingebungsvoll um seinen Sohn - nur er ist ihm von seinem alten Leben noch geblieben. Er lebt in einer heruntergekommenen Pension, zur Arbeit geht er nicht mehr. Doch seine Vorgesetzte Trish Pharaoh lasst nicht zu, dass ihr bester Mann sich vor dem Leben versteckt. Nur er kann ihr helfen, einen jahrzehntealten Fall zu losen. Gerade rechtzeitig kommt McAvoy zuruck. Denn seine Frau ist bei weitem nicht so sicher, wie er glaubt ...

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Dead Pretty The 5th DS McAvoy novel from the Richard & Judy bestselling author

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2016

Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means... DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.

Bad Death

Bad Death

Author: David Mark Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2015

A gripping short story in the DS McAvoy series by David Mark, bestselling author of the Richard & Judy pick DARK WINTER. A Bad Death takes place between books 4 and 5 in the DS McAvoy series,Taking Pity and Dead Pretty. Will Blaylock died while on day release from prison. It was a bad death. But accidents will happen. Detective Sergeant McAvoy isn't convinced, though. And he owes a debt to Will's cellmate Owen Swainson: a debt formed in blood and fear when they came together to catch a killer. But their search for a murderer will rip open old wounds, and force old enemies out of hiding...

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Taking Pity The 4th DS McAvoy Novel

Author: David Mark Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

DS AECTOR MCAVOY BOOK FOUR: TAKING PITY TAKES READERS FURTHER ONTO THE RICHARD & JUDY FEATURING, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING STREETS OF HULL.'Exceptional . . . An exciting new talent' Val McDermidThey have taken DS Aector McAvoy's family. They have taken DCI Colin Ray's foundation. They have taken DS Trish Pharaoh's fight. Now the ruthless criminal network that has tightened its stranglehold on Hull intends to take everything that remains from those who dare to stand in its way. Taking Pity is a police procedural thriller that pulls no punches. It is the story of three officers who can take no more, and a merciless nemesis that takes no chances, no prisoners and no pity.Dead keen on DS Aector McAvoy? Then look no further than Dead Pretty, book 5 in the series . . .

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